17th December 03:54 AM
Stewart shows top class in Dubai
By Dhanjay Deo and Rusiate Baleilevuka
Saturday 02/12/2017
Fiji Airways Drua Captain John Stewart in action against the Aussies

Fiji Airways Drua Captain John Stewart showed his top class as he scored two late tries against Australia to give Fiji a 26-19 win in their final pool match of the Dubai 7's this morning.

Australian Commentator Sean Maloney had already said that Australia will top Pool C when the two teams were locked at 19-19 with Fiji to kick the last restart as time was up.

Apisai Domolailai won the restart from Vatemo Ravovou’s kick and Stewart scored the winning try under the sticks forcing Australia to face England in the cup quarters.

Fiji’s defense was heavily tested against the Aussies as Coach Gareth Baber continues to address the importance of one on one tackles as they head into the elimination round today.

Fiji also copped two yellow cards against Wales and considered five tries against their three pool opponents.

Meanwhile, Amenoni Nasilasila has been called up to replace Waisea Nacuqu in the Fiji Airways Men’s 7's team.

Nacuqu has been ruled out of the tournament as he got injured against Wales.

The Cup quarterfinals will kick‑off at 8 tonight with South Africa to face Samoa, Fiji will play Scotland at 8.22pm, New Zealand is up against Kenya at 8.44pm and England will face Australia at 9.06pm.

The Cup semi‑finals will kick off at 1.19am tomorrow with final to take place at 4.33am tomorrow.

Meanwhile, the Fiji Women's 7s team finished at 11th place in the Dubai 7s after beating Japan 17‑15.

Australia clinched the Women’s title after beating USA 34‑0 in the final.

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